After Sunday’s WrestleMania there was speculation that the angle between The Rock, Ronda Rousey, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon was a set up for a tag team match at WrestleMania 32. Guess what…that is not what WWE wants. Dave Meltzer got some more information on talked about Ronda on Wrestling Observer radio. WWE’s idea is to do a Ronda Rousey vs. Stephanie McMahon match. Yes, a one on one match. This plan goes back to SummerSlam when Ronda was at the show and they talked to her about it and she said that she wanted to do it.
Of course everything depends on Dana White giving approval and Rousey, of course. Rousey is acting like she wants to do more even though her agent says that there is nothing more planned right now. There is a risk on UFC’s side. If she gets hurt then that can jeopardize a big money fight for UFC. I’m not saying she’d get hurt by Stephanie but things happen. This is why some big name athletes have certain clauses in their contracts that prevent them from participating in activities where there is an injury risk. There’s a lot that can happen between now and WrestleMania 32. Perhaps WWE can work out a compromise with UFC and then it ends up being a mixed tag with The Rock working most of the match or perhaps they can do The Rock vs. Triple H with Stephanie and Ronda at ringside. We’ll see what happens in 12 months.
Speaking of Ronda Rousey, Wal-Mart has decided to ban her new book because they say it’s too violent. It’s funny because they did carry books for Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, and Tito Ortiz’s book. It’s really mind-boggling actually. The book will do fine and it’s already pre-sold thousands of copies on BarnesandNoble.com. Ronda is scheduled to promote the book on “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning.” The Wal-Mart publicity will probably drive people to buy the book elsewhere.